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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Likely year of war.

I consider Epoch of Arundhati as an acceptable proposition. Also Vyasa has positively stated that Arundhati was being seen as walking ahead of Vasishtha. Why he has included the observation among many other bad omens, many of them quite fanciful, is a moot point. In my view it would be quite appropriate to look for a war year within the Epoch.
Taking a close look at the chart furnished by Shri. Oak, it is seen that the RA difference was maximum at about 8000 years back from now, or, say 6000 BCE. The maximum difference is approx. 500 + arc seconds at that time. The difference became just positive at about 11000 BCE and slowly crept up. From 6000 BCE it started declining. My contention is that it must have become noticeable during the ‘rising’ phase. If it did not do so, the chance of becoming noticeable would obviously be less and less after 6000 BCE. So 6000 BCE or some year a little before that, would be the best ‘Candidate’ year for being the war year on the test of ‘epoch’. What other tests it should withstand is another matter, e. g. Position of Saturn!


Nilesh Oak said...

Excellent graphs with added info and such.

While AV observation provides a long period (11091 BCE - 4508 BCE), the set of references (23 of them) related to Bhishma Nirvana defines a time interval, INDEPENDENTY of AV Observation, from 6500 BCE - 3500 BCE or more accurately (still a range) from 7000 BCE - 4000 BCE for the timing of Mahabharata War.

Coming soon.. in my 'Bhishma Nirvana - Falsifying wall of 4000 BCE'.

प्रभाकर फडणीस P.K. Phadnis said...

My argument is more specific. If Arundhati being ahead of Vasishtha was not noticed and accepted upto 6000 BCE, the probability of its happening thereafter would recede rapidly. So 6000 BCE or a little before that is the best CANDIDATE for Vyasa or others to notice and record the fact. 4000/3500 BCE is way too far after 6000 BCE to qualify.

Nilesh Oak said...

I see your point of view and I don't think that it clashes with mine in any way. (If it does ...that is ok too).
It is important to note that many might have noticed A walking ahead of V, before MBH war, however,

प्रभाकर फडणीस P.K. Phadnis said...

It is more than likely that some others had noticed A ahead of V, before 6000 BCE, but there seems to be no record of that. Vyasa , maybe, was aware of such observations, prior to 6000 BCE. Also, maybe, he noted that A is slowly falling back after 6000 BCE and so thought it worthwhile to record what was observed by others and himself too. Any year around 6000 BCE or slightly earlier would be a better candidate for Mahabharat time if it fulfils other checks too.